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5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

SEATTLE — Five people were arrested Tuesday after tying themselves to poles erected over the railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett that about a dozen demonstrators blocked to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest.

September 02, 2014 4:03 pm Photos

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Bakken oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists.

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Guest opinion: BNSF works with local officials for public safety

At BNSF Railway, we take public safety seriously and understand that communities want to know what materials may be moving through their towns in order to ensure that adequate precautions can be taken. That’s why BNSF has long provided detailed information about all hazardous material shipme…

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Disclosure shows oil trains frequent in Montana

Disclosure shows oil trains frequent in Montana

Railroad records show more than a dozen volatile oil train shipments traverse Montana weekly en route to out-of-state refineries.

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North Dakota discloses oil train shipment details

North Dakota discloses oil train shipment details

BISMARCK, N.D. — Dozens of mile-long trains loaded with crude are leaving western North Dakota each week, with most shipments going through the state's most populous county while en route to refineries across the country.

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Kentucky-based Ramaco plans new coal mine near Sheridan

A Kentucky-based firm is developing plans to open a new coal mine northwest of Sheridan in 2016.

May 28, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Wyatt Seibel

Wyatt Seibel

Wyatt Seibel

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John Woodbury

John Woodbury

John Woodbury, manager of Dakota Quality Grain at Ross, said the expansion of BNSF Railway should relieve some of the congestion and continue to improve service to his and other rail-dependent operations in this small town.

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Growing pains as BNSF Railway beefs up service

Growing pains as BNSF Railway beefs up service

ROSS, N.D. — The small incorporated hamlet of Ross is squeezed by one of North Dakota’s busiest highways on one side and railroad line on the other.

May 19, 2014 6:33 am Photos

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Critics: Crude oil is displacing other commodities on trains

Critics: Crude oil is displacing other commodities on trains

WASHINGTON — Grain producers, manufacturers and coal shippers told federal regulators Thursday that rail service has deteriorated drastically in the nation’s midsection in recent months, leaving crops in piles on the ground and fuel stocks low at electric power plants as resources go undelivered.

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BNSF pledges to get caught up on ag shipments

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says farm commodity rail shipments are running nearly three weeks behind in North Dakota but BNSF Railway has promised to get caught up in June.

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Avalanche blocks BNSF rail line near Glacier park

MISSOULA — The recent winter storm continues to affect travel in Western Montana.

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Derailment sends 45 empty coal cars off tracks near Olney

OLNEY — A BNSF Railway train derailment in western Montana sent 45 empty coal cars off the tracks and closed a portion of U.S. Highway 93 near the town of Olney.

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BNSF public affairs director to speak at League of Women Voters meeting

Matt Jones, regional director of public affairs for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, will talk about operation expansion and economic development at the League of Women Voters meeting at noon on March 6 at the Elks Club, 934 Lewis.

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Train derails near Saco

A westbound train destined for Portland, Ore., came off the tracks near the town of Saco.

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BNSF to invest $5 billion in its railroad in 2014

BNSF to invest $5 billion in its railroad in 2014

BNSF plans to invest $5 billion in its railroad this year, including $900 million to expand capacity in the Northern Plains where crude oil shipments are surging.

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'Crude oil is being given priority over people': Rail travelers urge action by Transportation secretary

CHICAGO — A group that advocates for train and rail transit passengers says a massive increase in rail shipments of crude oil from the northern Plains is partly to blame for disruptions to an Amtrak route linking Chicago and the West Coast.

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Residents told to leave homes in tiny N.D. town rocked by crude oil derailment

Residents told to leave homes in tiny N.D. town rocked by crude oil derailment

CASSELTON, N.D. — Authorities urged residents to evacuate a small North Dakota community Monday night after a mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed outside of town, shaking residents with a series of explosions that sent flames and black smoke skyward.

December 30, 2013 2:40 pm Photos

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A train near Chester

A train near Chester

A Burlington Norther Santa Fe train begins its ascent into Glacier National Park as it travels toward the Pacific Coast near Chester in November. 

December 19, 2013 7:59 amLoading…
A BNSF train near Wolf Point

A BNSF train near Wolf Point

A BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil west of Wolf Point in November. 

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